Reuters: Trump Reassures Farmers Immigration Crackdown Not Aimed at Their Workers

News / In The News May 16th, 2017

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A Reuters article about last month’s White House roundtable on farm labor noted “President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry and its largely immigrant workforce,” according to several attendees. “He assured us we would have plenty of access to workers,” AFBF President Zippy Duvall told Reuters.

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